a snow flake fallsa snow flake fallsinto the warmth of my hand –safe
the old citadelthe old citadelechoes with birdsong –a green forest
a white cata white catin my pathgood luck?
The full moonthe full moon —just another lightin a crowded sky
Just above the cloudsJust above the clouds,at 500 mph —the stars do not move
dusty chessboarddusty chessboard the old master yieldsto his grandson
haikuwrimo summer 2008*1*小夜風や枯れ葉一切れ道渡りsayokaze ya kareha hitokire michiwatarithe gentle night breeze-a dried leafventures across the road.*2*色褪せた写真を照らす西日かなiro aseta shashin wo terasu nishibi kanaupon a faded photograph,the westerly sun.*3*のどけしや車輪の前で鳩集うnodokeshi ya sharin no mae de hato tudoutranquility-pigeons gatherin front of car wheels.*4*傘の色多くに雨は降り続くkasa no iro ooku ni ame wa furituzukucolorful umbrellas on the walkway,the incessant rain.*5*夕焼の古い廊下や飯香るyuuyake no furui rouka ya meshi kaoruold corridor in evening glow-rice fragrance wafts.*6*
Winter Againdescends, the finaltraveler in autumns closea leaf touches snow
Haiku 42frozen pond-by the raccoon tracksa web of cracks
DeceptiveDeceptive:Little butterfly,Tempting with beautiful wings;Poisons quickly.-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
Lilac II - tankaa star-glow connects their breaths -a river path. in lilac light she forgets to sigh.
night sky haikuadorningthe temple's roofcrescent moon
Pigment FieldsFlower heads bobbingwithin the heartbeat of wind — Colours become one
24 Hoursi.Dreams will slowly fadeas dawn breaks through the windows;morning’s here again.ii.Stomachs growl and groanas smells from the kitchen waft;afternoon is here.iii.Dusk paints a red sky,the sun retires for the night;evening shall bring peace.iv.The stars and moon dance,a waltz of shining passion;night has come at last.
Boingacross the meadowevery step eruptswith grasshoppers
on the black asphalton the black asphaltmy footsteps leave no trace --a Roman milestone in the grass